Displaying items by tag: Jennifer Porter
“The Lady Most Willing . . .” by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James & Connie Brockway (historical, Avon, January 2013, $7.99, 384pp)
At the behest of three of the most talented historical romance authors writing today, you are cordially invited to a ball. No, a party. No . . . a kidnapping.
“Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift” by Jennifer Ashley (ebook)
This is a novella about a family Christmas for Jennifer Ashley’s Mackenzie family. This is a fabulous read for fans of the series, as all of the Mackenzie brothers, their wives and their children are at Hart’s for the holidays. Ian has a large role in this story which might be my favorite part of this one.
“Binding Agreement” by Pam McKenna (ebook)
This is a story with a Dom hero with some serious emotional baggage. I enjoyed this one although I did find it hard to warm up to the hero. He is emotionally distant during his initial meeting with the heroine. I felt as if she should’ve needed a bit more from him to fall in love.
“His and Hers and Hers” by Nona Raines (ebook, review copy)
“One Hit Wonder” by Elyssa Patrick (contemporary, self-published, December 2012, $0.99, 20,000words)
Jane Timmons has two weeks to . . .
1. Keep her distance from her sexy boss, the once famous pop singer, Damon Suarez.
2. Stay firm. No kissing allowed!
3. And not let Damon know she loves him.
Damon Suarez has two weeks to . . .
1. Convince Jane to not quit.
2. Stage a comeback and be more than a one hit wonder.
3. Win Jane's heart--no matter what it takes.
“His and Hers and Hers” by Nona Raines (erotic, f/f/m, Loose Id, November 2012, $5.99, 38,000 words)
Kyla Denster and Jordan Brougham are passionately in love. Kyla knows she's lucky to have a guy who uses all his tricks to keep her happy in and out of bed. Jordan knows he's lucky to have such a hot, adventurous girlfriend.
But neither of them knows that their best friend, Cassie DeSantis, wants them both. Cassie's painful past has taught her not to wear her heart on her sleeve. She keeps quiet, afraid that revealing her feelings would mean losing the two people she cares for most. Things change one night when an impulsive kiss leads to the three of them spending an incredibly hot night together.
“Under the Mistletoe” by Jill Shalvis (contemporary, Forever Yours, December 2012, $1.99, 14,000 words)
Series: Lucky Harbor
JUST ONE MORE KISS
There's no place like home for the holidays. And the Lucky Harbor Bed & Breakfast is bursting with festive lights and good cheer. But for Mia, Christmas is turning out to be anything other than merry and bright. Her recent break-up with her boyfriend Nick has made her return bittersweet. But then a surprise arrives, when Nick follows her to town bearing gifts-and asking for forgiveness.
“A Very Naughty Xmas” anthology including “Share Me” by Olivia Cunning, “Jingle Bell” by Cari Quinn, “Light Me Up” by Cherrie Lynn, “An Indecent Proposition” by Stephanie Julian and “Christmas is Coming” by Raven Morris (ebook)
Ugh! I don’t know exactly what to say about this anthology. I loved Cherrie Lyn’s story in which the author revisits two of her characters from a previous story. This story worked as a perfect epilogue for their HEA. I also enjoyed Stephanie Julian’s story which had a scarred hero finding a passion that helps him return to the living. Cari Quinn’s story was okay as was the one by Raven Morris. However, I was totally unprepared for Olivia Cunning’s story which is in no way a romance. The story is an account of an orgy on a bus populated by rock stars. It wasn’t my thing at all.
“Highlander Most Wanted” by Maya Banks (review copy, ebook, edelweiss)
This historical romance will be out in March of 2013.
“A Bluestocking Christmas” by Monica Burns (historical, self-published, November 2012, $3.99, 198pp)
As a young man, Simon, Viscount Wycombe learned the painful truth that a tradesman’s daughter is suitable only for liaisons and nothing more. But Ivy Beecham is a far cry from his preconceived notions, and he’s determined to have her. But when she rejects him, it only increases his determination to seduce her into a world of sin and pleasure.
Ivy Beecham knows first-hand that handsome aristocrats like Simon can’t be trusted. But the intellectual scoundrel is hellbent on making her his mistress, using every means at his seductive disposal. When she refuses to give away her heart on Christmas Eve, a ghostly specter shows her in one night why her surrender can be the greatest gift of all.
“Master Class” by Cassandra Carr (erotic, Loose ID, December 2012, $5.99, 157pp)
Ryan Tomasi feels like a failure. His marriage is officially over; the ink dried on the divorce decree. His friend Jack introduces him to BDSM and he agrees to attend a Halloween party at a club. A submissive approaches him, offering herself, and how can he refuse the kneeling beauty? They do a whirlwind scene and Ryan is addicted--both to dominance and to her.
“Beg Me” by Desiree Holt (ebook, re-read)
I thought I had already read this story, and it turns out I was right. I enjoyed it the first time I read it (and the second). The heroine agrees to submit to the hero in order to get material for a story. But the two have real connection. I love how Sable holds her ground and makes Alex admit that she isn’t just another submissive, but a woman with whom he must connect.
“Emily’s Seduction” by Natasha Blackthorne (ebook)
I had trouble connecting with this story. Alex has all these deep, dark desires that he has kept hidden from his fiancé. I’m not sure why this is. Also, his desires didn’t seem that dark.
“A Bluestocking Christmas” by Monica Burns (ebook, review copy)
Review to come.
“Red Hot Holiday” anthology including “Wish List” by K.A. Mitchell, “I Need You for Christmas” by Leah Braemel and “Breath on Embers” by Anne Calhoun (erotic, Carina, December 2012, $7.99, 262pp)
“Wish List” by K.A. Mitchell
Blindfolds. Handcuffs. Submission.
There's so much Jonah Kendrick hasn't tried, and so much he wants to explore. But just before Christmas he finds a ring box in his boyfriend's desk. Jonah panics. He loves Evan and their sex is hot, but how can Jonah be ready for forever, when there are so many items on his Naughty Bucket List? Desires that might drive Evan away.
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